To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus tells scout that he'll be fighting friends, but they'll remain friends when it's over. Do you think that's possible? Connect this situation to the theme of individual morality vs community morality.


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This is difficult. Atticus id fighting friends over the fundamental ideals of human dignity and respect. Their "friends" are lost in a fog of ignorance and hate. Punishing an obviously innocent man simply because of the colour of his skin is very hard to reconcile. Although Atticus has the ability to separate the personal from the private, I don't think it will be as easy for his kids to do.